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Time Travel Agent

In this lesson, students will take on the role of ancient travel agents promoting an ancient civilization of their choice — Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome, Greece, China or India.

Grade
Middle School, High School
Subject: Social Studies History
Type: Lesson
Time: Four 50-minute sessions
Product: Lucidpress
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Creativity

Students will work in groups to design brochures to entice travelers to visit their civilization.

Critical Thinking

Students will research facts about each civilization’s government, economy and daily life and how geography contributes to each.

Standards

Extended Description

This lesson can focus on one civilization or act as a culminating project after study of multiple civilizations. Using Lucidpress, students will work in groups to design brochures to entice travelers to visit their civilization. Brochures will feature facts about each civilization’s government, economy and daily life and how geography contributes to each. Through this activity, students will understand the impact of physical geography in determining an ancient civilization’s rise.

Standards

Common Core Literacy in Social Studies: 6-8.7

Speaking & Listening: 6.4, 6.5

California State Standards 6th Grade World History: 6.2.1, 6.4.1, 6.5.1, 6.6.2, 6.7.3

ISTE 3C, 6B, 6D, 7B